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Sep 28, 2012 10:00pm PDT
takes to protect its proxy and crony in damascus. >> sreenivasan: in washington, defense secretary leon panetta confirmed the u.s. has intelligence that shows the syrian regime has moved some of its chemical weapons to better secure them. he also said the major stockpiles at main sites are believed to be secure. in august, president obama threatened u.s. action if syria moves or uses its chemical weapons. meanwhile, in syria, the battle for control of the northern city of aleppo intensified as rebels made their broadest push yet to drive assad's forces out. heavy clashes were reported with government troops firing tank and mortar shells, while rebels fought back with heavy machine guns, mortars and rocket- propelled grenades. it was the heaviest fighting the city has seen in two months. in iraq, some 80 inmates, including al qaeda militants, escaped from a prison. the jailbreak happened overnight in tikrit after several convicts seized weapons from a prison storeroom. they clashed with security guards for hours before overpowering them and breaking free. a dozen people were killed, incl
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Sep 24, 2012 5:00pm PDT
japan. >>> iran's president often challenges and chastises western nations in defense of his country's nuclear program. he's suggesting he falls d diploma diplomacy. the president says he's willing to put a stop to the practice provided other countries fill in the gap. >> reporter: ahmadinejad spoke to nhk in new york. he thought to dispel international concern over the possible strait of hormuz. >> translator: iran has been maintaining the stability of the strait. we will never pose a threat in its waters. >> reporter: he's been demanding they all the nuclear. they warned it might cause it in the persian gulf. about 90% of japan's coal oil import come through the narrow channel. ahmadinejad said they will press ahead with its nuclear program. the president has to consider the increasingly harsh domestic economy. this has caused the price of food and other necessities to more than double over the last ten months. >> translator: the government says it will cut the price of meat, but it's still expensive. i can't get by because of the high inflation. >> reporter: iran is also u
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Oct 1, 2012 10:00pm PDT
federal defense of marriage act, a key provision defines marriage for all federal purposes as between a man and a woman. and then the second setnvolves california's proposition 8. that proposition bannedded same sex marriage in california. >> brown: wading into an area where states are voting all the time on. >> absolutely. railroad referendums on a number of state ballots involving same sex marriage. >> brown: just a couple of other cases we might see. civil rights. voting rights act of 1965. >> yes. there are challenges to what is considered the crown jewel of the civil rights movement. section 5 of the 1965 voting rights act requires jurisdictions that ve a history of past discrimination in voting to get pre-approval from the justice department or a federal court in washington whenever they make changes in their voting practices. that secon... that section is bg challenged in two cases although the court hasn't said it would review them. also we may see section 5 being challenged in cases involving voter i.d. laws. as you know the justice department has filed a number of suits in s
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Sep 29, 2012 11:30am PDT
with the base but i was looking at a report by the children defense fund, they used the latest data on kids who have died of gun injuries. 5,740 kids have died because of gun injuries. for between 2008 and 2009, at the latest data. so i just want to put this issue on the table because there is another side to the debate about gun control and i wish we had a serious discussion about it. >> while i certainly said usually guns killed by guns it's accidental and a lot of times it's because the parents aren't being responsible and most instances they are illegal guns in the household and children are getting access to them. so there is a whole layer of things that have to be addressed. with regards to mr. ryan and going outside with his daughter, that's great. he loves his daughter and wants to have fun with her. but i don't think that's the issue in terms of election and whether or not that's going to make or break their campaign. it really isn't. >> and those of us who are for gun control -- these are children being taught how to use a gun and these are children who come from hunting f
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Sep 25, 2012 5:00pm PDT
failed to agree on a schedule for resuming talks on fishing rights. japan's defense minister has played host to his counterpart from australia even as heeals with the crisis in the east china sea. morimoto and steven smith agreed on the need to tight maritime security and cooperate with their u.s. allies. >> we were able to come up with a constructive aim in building up japan, australia relations toward defense cooperation. >> morimoto said japanese authorities have been struggling to respond to chinese and taiwanese vessels approaching the territory. he said he and his colleagues are seeking twice maintain stable ties. smith said australian officials hope for a peaceful and legal solution. >> australia's contribution in this area is to make the following points, which is we don't take sides in these disputes but absolutely essential that these matters resolved am mick cabbly, in accordance with international law and the law of the sea. >> smith promised australian diplomats would urge china to be a positive constructive member of the international community. >>> china brought its first
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Sep 24, 2012 10:00pm PDT
. iran at the end of the day is a great country. let me assure you we do have all defensive means at our disposal. >> prime minister netanyahu has said that israel simply cannot stand to have iran to get to the point where it has enough enriched uranium to be able to very quickly convert that to weapons grade and really essentially from a weaon in a matter of months. he's made it clear that israel is prepared to take military action to try to prevent that. do you think he's bluffing? >> you see, whether he's bluffing or he really intends that does not even come into the equation. for us. what are these scientists? put a world map in front of you. put an at last in front of you. iran has been iran for the last 7,000-10,000 years. they have been occupying those territories for the last 60 to 70 years with the support and force of the westerners. they have no roots there in history. >> ifill: i'm joined by margaret warner who is at the u.n. this afternoon. margaret, that breakfast looks very interesting. how different was ahmadinejad than what you remember the last time you saw him in a
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Oct 1, 2012 4:30pm PDT
, in the materials sector. ceradyne makes ceramic products used in the defense and auto industries. for instance, it makes lightweight armor for military helmets. conglomerate 3-m is the buyer. the price tag is about $860 million, including ceradyne's cash and short term investments. ceradyne shares will get $35 per share. the offer sent shares of cerady up 43.1 on heavy volume. the stock closed just shy of the buyout price. the buyer: 3m, moved 0.9% higher, closing about $1 below a 52 week high. just a month ago, 3-m scrapped plans to buy the officer and consumer products division of avery dennison. that deal died after the department of justice threatened to sue over anti-trust concerns. there's no deal for business software firm b.m.c., but it is looking for one. the stock rallied 3.3% today after the wall street journal reported the company has hired bank of america merrill lynch to drum up interest from a potential buyer. meantime, honeywell is making a play in the natural gas business, buying 70% of the privately held thomas russell company, an energy equipment supplier. hone
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Sep 25, 2012 10:00pm PDT
defense i believe and defendable record. >> ifill: i want to walk through some of that piece by piece. referencing the president's speech today, he turned over a big chunk of it to talking about the difference between railing against or speaking out against violence... violent extremism versus protecting free speech. why was so much devoted to that topic? >> gwen, i thought it was an interesting speech. very reflective speech. i think probably designd by the president and his advisors to try to heal some of the wounds that have been so apparent between the muslim world and the united states over these last two weeks, these very tragic weeks. i thought it was interesting the way he framed the issue. he clearly disassociated the united states from that hateful and vile video produced in california. he twice spoke against... about the need to respect islam and respect the prophet of islam. but at the same time he spent a lot more time and was passionate about defending free speech and trying to explain to some of these world leaders in this hall the american traditions on free speech and
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Sep 25, 2012 11:00pm PDT
defense shield. earlier this month the u.s. agency of the international development to lead russia. i'm pleased to have sergey lavrov back at this table, welcome. >> thank you very much, nice to be back. >> rose: u.s.-russia relations. >> yes, i believe we agree that these relations should be promoted. when president obama came to the whitehouse, he and his team assessed the relationship between moscow and washington and suggested what they call the reset of those relations which we supported. and i believe that since then, we have been having understanding between us, between moscow and russia, that the really mutually beneficial partnership in the interest of the russian and american people in the interest of international relations given the importance of the two countries can be based on equal, mutually respectful, mually beneficial relatiohip. and on that route, we achieved quite a lot. i would be incomplete if i don't mention that there are problems, of course. you mentioned one of them, missile defense. we think this is a very critical issue in the relationship, having conse
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Sep 30, 2012 9:00am PDT
defensible reasons scholars think that matthew and luke were probably written just before the turn of the first century. >> i thought it was closer to 47 years. >> after what? >> after his death. >> well, he died around -- no, mark is the earliest one and mark seems to have been written around the destruction of the temple. >> i guess what she's saying is a lot of this is hand me down, verbal accounts, which of course are subject to considerable alteration in the pass,e certainly know that, correct? >> well, today it certainly is not like the-mile-per-hour dame -- the children's parlor game of telephone where you pass a saying around the circle and by the time it gets to the end it's been corrupted. go back to the historical context, it was a very oral culture. and we're only talking, here, maybe 40 or 50 years. i can certainly remember things 40 years ago. and 30 years ago quite cereal. and something of this monumental importance i probably would remember it quite vividly. but in that where member morization and oral transmission was -- member morization and oral transmission was a l
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Sep 27, 2012 10:00pm PDT
today, defense secretary leon panetta seemed to have little doubt about what happened at the u.s. consulate in libya more than two weeks ago. >> a group of terrorists obviously conducted that attack on the consulate and against our individuals. what terrorists were involved, i think, remains to be determined by an investigation, but it clearly waa group of terrorists who conducted that attack against the facility. >> brown: what seemed clear today, though, had seemed less so just days ago. the original explanation for what happened the evening of september 11 was that an america-made movie denigrating islam had incited a mob, which had then stormed the u.s. consulate in benghazi. that attack left four americans dead, including u.s. ambassador to libya, christopher stephens. but in the weeks since, even as protests spread across the muslim world over the anti- muslim film, a chorus of doubt grew over whether militant extremists, including al qaeda , had planned the attack to coincide with september 11. and the entire issue, perhaps inevitably, grew into a political dispute. earlie
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Oct 2, 2012 5:00pm PDT
continue a training mission. >> he will host a meeting of nato defense ministers in brussels next week. necessity will likely discuss the nato mission and afghanistan beyond 2014 when combat operations are scheduled to end. >>> japan's defense minister says full scale operations of the osprey aircraft have been delayed. parts need to be replaced. 12 tilled rotor ospreys arrived as a u.s. air base in western japan in july for a temporary stay. six were flown to the air station in okinawa on monday. three more followed the next day. he told reporters that u.s. officials said two of the three ospreys require maintenance that includes replacing certain parts. >> translator: if an aircraft needs replacement parts, it usually means there is some problem with them. >> he says he does not believe the u.s. has a clear time tiebl or making the ospreys a fully operational unit. the u.s. military says they hope to start full operations within this month. >>> a vehicle named curiosity has been satisfying our curiosity ever since it landed on mars. nasa's rover transmitted pictures, even sound
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Oct 1, 2012 11:00pm PDT
why we are now building a nato missile defense system to protect our populations against milz attacks. piracy, this is the reasons why we conduct counterpiracy operation. so across the board we have taken on responsibility for new missions but, again, with the core task to protect our citizens against any thrat. >> rose: how much of that is borne by the united states, both in terms of budget and in terms of resources? >> a lot, of course. the united states is the biggest ally accounting for around 80% of the overall defense expenditure in our alliance. so it really is a huge contribution. but politically i think it's of jut most importance also for a suppower like the united states to have allies in europe, like-minded democracies. i find it of utmost importance that democracies in europe and north america stand together shoulder to shoulder to defend our common values. >> rose: when you talk about missile defense, against missiles coming from where? >> well, actually, our missile defense system is not directed against any specific country but it aims at protecting our populations aga
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Sep 26, 2012 5:00pm PDT
. >>> after months of wrangling deployment of a fleet of u.s. aircraft is about to take place. defense ministry officials say that 12 osprey will be deployed to the u.s. marine corps in okinawa prefecture as early as friday. ahead the deployment, officials from local municipalities were offered a test ride on the aircraft to ease their concerns. but few have accepted the offer. the test ride will take place on thursday at the air station in yamaguchi prefecture. the fleet of 12 osprey is currently undergoing atmosphere tests at the base ahead of deployment. but 19 of the 22 invited municipalities told nhk they have rejected the offer. the officials say they have other commitments. in the city where the aircraft will be deployed officials have declined the offer. they say they don't want to give the impression that they now think the aircraft is safe. officials from three municipalities say they will take the test flight. >>> people in japan's northeast are focused on overcoming the challenges of the 2011 disaster but it won't be easy. they have to rebuild homes, businesses, entire comm
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Sep 30, 2012 10:00am PDT
outlawing offensive speech produces strong defenses of such speech not only by president obama but also from leaders in the american muslim community. i want to explore that with kim lawton managing editor of the program and the director of the muslim office of the public affairs council. welcome to you both. >> thank you. >> how are you american muslims trying it to persuade other muslims around the world that putting any kind of limit on free speech is dangerous? >> well, i think the first way we're trying to convince fellow m muslims of this is the fact that the idea of free speech is a foundational part of the koran itself. we don't only believe in terms of americans and our belief in the constitution, but the koran challenges folks to engage in dialogue and in discourse. it challenges people of the same faith and various different faiths as well. so it's foundational to the text of islam, we believe. the koran actually records insults to the prophet mohammad himself and challenges people to engage in the discourse. it's foundational to the constitution and sacred text as well. >> a
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Sep 30, 2012 12:30pm PDT
secretary of defense said that israel would like the attack in april, may, or june. it is giving obama a kind of concession, saying we can wait a little more, but not that much more. >> iraq and afghanistan have worked out so damn well, why not iran? >> now the real news. the nfl referees have gone back to work. >> simultaneous to are they commit to? >> touchdown. >> i have not seen anything like that in all my years of football. >> who ever thought that fans would be cheering nfl referees? what a country. >> is a great country, and any group -- the referees who were kept out by the shortsightedness and selfishness and greed of the owners, and their lack the commissioner, mr. goodell -- alckey commissioner, mr. goodell, have cheering for them scott walker, the union-busting governor of wisconsin, and paul ryan, the union-busting vice presidential nominee -- he has become a labor activist spirit what a great country. >> strong note to follow, charles. >> you can always leave it to mark to find a partisan and will to anything. it was a lousy call it is just football. who cares? >>
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Oct 1, 2012 9:00pm PDT
x cu in ple. fewer than half knew that romney and not obama had promised to increase defense spending. only 23% were aware that payroll taxes had decreased during obama's term in office. only slightly more than half knew that paul ryan is the republican vice presidential nominee. the director of the annenberg center, kathleen hall jamieson, our master media decoder is back with us. welcome. >> thank you. >> so who's responsible for the widespread unawareness or ignorance that you report in your survey? is it the candidate, the media, or the voter? >> it's all three. and fortunately, we have the opportunity with presidential debates to do something that reliably increases knowledge. we've been studying presidential debates for a long time as a scholarly community. and to our surprise, we consistently find that those who watch debates, regardless of the level of knowledge they come in with, come out with more accurate knowledge as a general group. and they do this because those who haven't paid a great deal of attention have a lot to learn. those of us who've paid a lot of atte
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Sep 26, 2012 11:00pm PDT
close are they? and you-- i think the american secretary of defense, leon panetta, has said we don't, they're there. and we think that our intelligence will tell us when theyre a year away. >> i think that makes sense. >> rose: that make sense to you. >> rose: yes. then they're a ways from having the capacity to use nuclear weapons. >> there's another element which is striking, and i don't know if you remember this one. when was it, two years ago, the russians-- we are speaking about rucha, they made a proposal. they proposed to iran that the treatment would not take place in iran but in, and before there will be a control by russia, and rawndz will get back to iran, but only in a small proportion because from this you can upon upon upouse it for -->> for med. >> and they have refused. they have refused. iran has refused. which -- >> there's also this, there is a proposal-- and i'm not sure whether it's the same or part of or simply parallel-- proposals that they would send their enriched uranium to brazil and turkey. and i'm told that's still on theitably, and the iranians have not
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